Updates & Stories

The hidden jewels of Minnesota lands

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program “No one… Read More

Lakeshore stabilization

by Jaleesa Houle, crew leader/ AmeriCorps member, central district Mississippi Crew 2019 This past week my crew was given the opportunity to work on a… Read More

EcoRangers save the day

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member This summer, a dozen youth had the opportunity to serve in Saint Paul Parks and Rec’s EcoRangers program… Read More

So, what do you do?

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program The Conservation… Read More

Bringing people to the parks

By Kaia Bierman, urban outreach specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Parks and Trails through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Kaia in Chimney Rock I… Read More

Get your head in the game

by Kira Pollack, Youth Outdoors AmeriCorps member My crew talks and laughs a lot as we work side by side. We discuss what we look… Read More

Finding wilderness in the city

by Gina Hatch, visitor services intern/ AmeriCorps member with Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program Refuge staff enjoy views of… Read More

When a big project disguises as a small project

by David Minor, web and social media specialist/ AmeriCorps member with MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas through Conservation Corps’ Individual Placement program April… Read More

Connecting summer youth program participants with college & career resources

by Teresa Butel, college and career coordinator Growing up, my favorite summer memories were spent at the lake, at parks, or near the river; yet,… Read More